Houston Veterans Attorney – Chronic Fatigue Disability Claims

According to Veterans Affairs (VA), chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as CFS, is a severe and persistent fatigue that a person experiences, regardless of how much sleep he or she has received. Unfortunately, CFS is a complicated disorder that can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition. Furthermore, this condition is often associated with veterans who served in the Gulf War, and because this illness appeared among many Gulf War veterans, the VA doesn’t require a proven connection between the soldiers’ military service and the illness in order to receive VA disability compensation.

If you live in Houston and meet the criteria of chronic fatigue disability (or you are a Gulf War veteran and you suspect you’re suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, then it is critical to contact Houston veterans attorney William Herren today. At Herren Law, we have helped hundreds of Houston and Texas veterans obtain disability benefits from injuries or illness acquired while they were in service, and we are confident that we can help you too!

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a very particular illness, as it is unexplained, severe, and persistent. This condition is not helped by rest, and the afflicted individual may find it difficult to hold a job or conduct daily activities and chores. According to the VA, veterans suffering from CFS may experience flu-like symptoms, such as a sore throat, swollen lymph glands, low-grade fever, headache, muscle pain, and poor sleep.

Although the causes of CFS are unknown, medical professionals do have a few treatment options. In general, doctors look for a treatment personalized for the individual, using a variety of methods to address the symptoms and manage activities.

Benefits for Gulf War Veterans in Houston

Gulf War veterans who are suffering from CFS may be eligible for a variety of veterans benefits, including a Gulf War Registry health exam, the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, health care, and disability compensation for diseases related to the military service.

Furthermore, CFS is a presumptive service connection disability, meaning that the VA presumes that the circumstances of a veteran’s service caused the condition, and as such, disability compensation can be awarded without the veteran needing prove a service connection. Nonetheless, even though CFS is a presumptive disability, veterans still need to submit medical evidence, seek medical help, and obtain a diagnosis of CFS.

Contact Herren Law Today for a Free Consultation

At Herren Law in Houston, we’ve helped countless individuals with their VA disability benefits, and if you served in the Gulf War and you have chronic fatigue syndrome, it is a good idea to contact a competent and experienced VA disability attorney to help you through the benefits claim process. Attorney William Herren will work with you, one-on-one, helping to gather and complete all the necessary paperwork and documentation, and then representing your case to the VA. Don’t continue suffering from CFS and get the help you need by calling Herren Law today at (800) 529-7707. Free consultations are available.

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